Nov 4 2010
A Time of Celebration for Prosperity
 

It is the festival of lights and prosperity and for the people of India Diwali is famous enough to be celebrated by Indians residing in and out of the country. Diwali is a five day festival celebrated within the confines of Sikhism, Jainism and Hinduism usually pegged between October and November. The importance of this festival is highlighted by getting together of families and performing traditional activities in the home. Celebrating Diwali is having to celebrate an official holiday in India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore, Nepal, Suriname and Sri Lanka. The other name is borne out of its contraction version of Deepavali which means row of lamps. It starts by trying to light small clay lamps which has oil signifying the success of good over evil. The festivities encourages friends and family members to wear new clothes and share snacks and sweets with each other. The business side of things kicks off their financial focus on the first day of Diwali. As with all traditions Diwali tells a story of characters which has royal blood lines between marriages and the worship of a certain goddess of strength Diwali has become a significant festivity in the hearts of a specific people that upholds the true meaning of their background.

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